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New poultry processing plant in Georgia

A former carpet yarn plant in Dahlonega, Georgia, US, is being sold as a poultry further-processing plant.

Reports state that there are prospects for 1,000 new jobs with this new poultry processing project.

Gold Creek Foods of Dawsonville has signed a letter of intent to purchase the Mohawk Industries plant to expand its food operations, namely processed poultry.

Exact terms of the intended purchase were not disclosed; the property was listed at $3.5 mln.

Gold Creek foods, founded in 2003, produces specialty food products to restaurant, retail, institutional and grocery customers.

Company co-founder and CEO Mark Sosebee said the Dahlonega plant offers a natural expansion of their business.

"We've scouted suitable properties in several states," he said, "North Georgia is the heart of the nation's poultry industry and the nearby opportunities to expand and offer solid employment opportunities in a distressed economy helped lead us to the Mohawk facility."

Gold Creek Foods said an architectural redesign will begin for the structural renovations and specialty equipment used in further processing of poultry as soon as the transaction is closed.

The company expects to begin production in the plant by the end of the year.

Source: Gainesville Times

Natalie Berkhout

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